AVMA recognizes new specialty for veterinarians

Apr 22, 2008
By dvm360.com staff

Schaumburg, Ill. - 4/22/08 - American Veterinary Medical Association leaders gave the OK for an exotic companion mammal specialty practice area that focuses on ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, rodents and other small exotic mammals.

The new specialty received provisional recognition last week from American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Executive Board following review by the AVMA American Board of Veterinary Specialties. The new specialty will fall under the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners' umbrella.